Hydrolagus africanus

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Chimaeroidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Olfactores
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Classis: Chondrichthyes
Subclassis: Holocephali
Ordo: Chimaeriformes
Subordo: Chimaeroidei

Familia: Chimaeridae
Genus: Hydrolagus
Species: Hydrolagus africanus

Name[edit]

Hydrolagus africanus (Gilchrist, 1922)

  • Syntypes: (several) whereabouts unknown.

Type locality: Off coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, southwestern Indian Ocean, Pickle station 156, depth 324 fathoms.

Etymology: –anus, belonging to: Africa, known only from off the coasts of Natal and Kenya. From The ETYFish Project.

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Range[edit]

Western Indian Ocean: Kenya, Mozambique, and S. Africa

References[edit]

  • Gilchrist, J. D. F., 1922: Deep-sea fishes procured by the S.S. "Pickle" (Part I). Report Fisheries and Marine Biological Survey, Union of South Africa, Rep. 2 (3): 41–79, Pls. 7-12.
  • Walovich, K. A., Ebert, D. A., Long, D. J. & Didier, D. A., 2015: Redescription of Hydrolagus africanus (Gilchrist, 1922) (Chimaeriformes: Chimaeridae), with a review of southern African chimaeroids and a key to their identification. African Journal of Marine Science, 37 (2): 157–165.

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